Shortly after takeoff, the flight crew forgot to switch on the cabin pressure system and oxygen masks were deployed, according to India's civil aviation regulator. Subsequently, first aid was administered to the passengers who complained of ear pain, bleeding nose etc, a spokesperson of the airline said.
"After an hour of high-altitude flying, the flight had to make an emergency landing and about 30 passengers had blood (in ears and nose) and the rest were suffocating, putting the travelers in death-bed situation and condition", said Patel.
The crew has been taken off duty and Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has started an investigation into the incident.
The flight took off for Jaipur from Mumbai at 10.15 am.
Taking cognisance of the matter, the MoCA said that the crew members who were on duty for the particular flight are being de-rostered on account of the incident.
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The flight had been bound for Jaipur, a popular tourist destination in northern India. "I saw a passenger sitting next to me bleeding from the nose". "I took off my oxygen mask for one second and felt so stuffy and hot in the cabin".
Several of the passengers complained about a lack of information provided by the crew during the incident.
Insiders say fares could be further slashed as airlines consider offering similar options for check-in and hand baggages. It added that 144 of the original flight's passengers have been transported to Jaipur on a different flight, and 17 decided "to travel at another point in time".
Those affected were given medical attention while alternative flights were arranged, Jet Airways said. That flight landed safety, the broadcaster added.